Who is the referee for Argentina vs France World Cup 2022 final?
Both Argentina and France will be looking to add to their two stars as the go head-to head at the Lusail Stadium at the World Cup final.
After semi-final wins over Croatia and Morocco respectively, the stage is set for the 2022 Qatar World Cup final with the game to be staged at the magnificent 85,000 capacity Lusail Stadium.
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Both nations will be hoping to add to their two World Cup hauls with France reigning champions after their win over Croatia in Moscow over four year ago with the last Argentine win coming back in 1986 when a certain Diego Maradona was instrumental in steering the Albiceleste to glory.
The game is being billed as a Messi-Mbappé battle with the final set to be the PSG striker’s last game on the global stage with the Rosario born player confirming to the media earlier this week that the Lusail contest will be his last World Cup match in an Argentina shirt.
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The referee for Sunday’s final will be Szymon Marciniak from Poland, who has taken charge of over 200 games in the Ekstraklasa, the Polish top division, since turning professional in 2006. The 41-year-old became a FIFA-listed referee at the age of 30 in 2011, the year in which he first officiated in the Europa League. He was given his first Champions League match in 2012 and was chosen for a major international tournament for the first time in Euro 2016.
This is Marciniak’s second World Cup after the 2018 tournament, in which he took charge of two group stage matches. He was the man in the middle for France’s Group D win against Denmark on 26 November and Argentina’s Round of 16 triumph against Australia.